Less than three weeks after The Rocky Mountain Collegian at Colorado State University published the infamous "Taser This... FUCK BUSH" editorial, College Republicans on campus launched their own student newspaper.
Members of the group began distributing issues of The Ram Republic on Monday, according to The Rocky Mountain News. The lead headline: "What's Next for McSwane Journalism?" refers to J. David McSwane, the editor-in-chief of The Rocky Mountain Collegian.
"Our goal is to give the students of Colorado State University a thoughtful and robust forum to promote conservative ideals," the newspaper says in a mission statement on its Web page. "We believe these ideals have been foreign on our campus and in the mainstream media at large. By doing this, we hope to challenge the misguided stereotypes of conservatives and expose the dangerous and contagious realities of liberalism."
Bobby Carson, editor of The Ram Republic told the Rocky Mountain News that Republicans were already were thinking about starting a publication when the Collegian published the anti-Bush editorial.
"That accelerated our efforts," Carson told the paper.
The Ram Republic already has a Facebook group with 70 members.
Note: I've changed the headline on this post because it was misinterpreted to refer to Colorado College rather than College Republicans in the state of Colorado.